William Safire, the unofficial arbiter of the English language, died last week. You can read appreciations here and here.
The first Safire column I remember reading was his January 23, 1994 column, "Return of the Modegreens." Read the whole thing; it will make you laugh.
Here's one he missed: Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Bad Moon Rising." The next time you hear the song, pay attention to the chorus: "Don't go around tonight,/Well, it's bound to take your life,/There's a bad moon on the rise." Now you tell me, isn't he really singing: "There's a bathroom on the right?"